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(732) 222-8221

910 Oceanport Way
PO Box 370
Oceanport, NJ 07757

GOVERNING  BODY

MEMBERS

Mayor
12/31/2023
 
Meghan Walker
Council President
12/31/2022

Borough Councilman
12/31/2024
 
Richard A. Gallo
Borough Councilman
12/31/2023
 
Bryan Keeshen
Borough Councilman
12/31/2023

Michael O'Brien 
Borough Councilman
12/31/2024

Thomas J. Tvrdik
Borough Councilman
12/31/2022
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Mayor & Borough Council

Oceanport operates under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The Borough form is often referred to as a “weak mayor-strong council” form. The mayor retains all general law authority, presides over council meetings and can vote in the case of a tie. The mayor appoints, with the advice and consent of council, all subordinate officers of the municipality. The council is the legislative body of the Borough. All executive responsibilities not placed in the office of the Mayor by general law or the Borough law remain with the council.

The Borough Council is comprised of six members, elected by the public in partisan elections for three-year terms of office on a staggered schedule, with two seats coming up for election each year. All members have equal power and may vote on all issues. The Mayor is elected by the public in partisan elections for a four-year term of office.

Mayor's Message

Mayor's Message June/July 2022

One of the benefits of living in a small town like Oceanport is that it is easy to get to know your neighbors and get involved in the community. But even in small towns, it is easy to take for granted what should be treasured. On May 14th, I had the distinct honor and privilege of speaking at a memorial service for Steven Widmaier at the Oceanport Hook and Ladder Company. Norman Rockwell could not have painted a more moving picture of small-town America than that service. For those of you who didn’t know him, Steve was a volunteer firefighter here in Oceanport. For those of you who did know him, he was much, much more than just a volunteer firefighter. Steve was everything good that Oceanport has to offer. Need a buddy? Steve. Need a ride? Steve. Need someone to talk to? Steve. Need somebody to sit quietly with? Steve. Need help moving? Steve. Need somebody to fight a fire? Steve. Need somebody you can count on? Steve. Need somebody to tell you what you really need to hear? Steve. Need somebody to just say nothing? Steve.

The funny part is that I really didn’t know Steve. But I didn’t need to know him, because I looked around and realized that Steve is actually all the people who came to mourn, honor, and celebrate him that day. Steve is the volunteer firemen, the policemen, the first aiders, the teachers, the softball players, the executives, the custodians, the moms, the dads, and everybody else who said goodbye to their friend that day. They were saying goodbye to someone who was just like them.


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Upcoming Meetings

6 Oct
Mayor & Council
Date 10.06.2022 7:00 pm
20 Oct
Mayor & Council
10.20.2022 7:00 pm
3 Nov
Mayor & Council
11.03.2022 7:00 pm
1 Dec
Mayor & Council
12.01.2022 7:00 pm
15 Dec
Mayor & Council
12.15.2022 7:00 pm

Budgets & Audits & Financials

MEET THE GOVERNING BODY

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Mayor
Honorable John "Jay" F. Coffey, II

 

Term Expires: 12/31/2023

 






 

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Council President
Meghan Walker

(908) 656-7115

Term Expires: 12/31/2022

Committees: 
Chairman, Health & Human Services
Member, Parks & Recreation
Member, Public Safety

Council

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Councilman 
Richard A. Gallo

(732) 921-8482

Term Expires: 12/31/2023

Committees: 
Chairman, Public Works 
Member, Health and Human Services 
Member, Planning and Development

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Council Member 
William Deerin

(908) 433-7279 

Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Committees: 
Chairman, Parks and Recreation 
Member, Health and Human Services 
Member, Public Works

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Council Member 
Bryan Keeshen

(732) 904-2545 

Term Expires: 12/31/2023

Committees: 
Chairman, Public Safety 
Member, Planning and Development 
Member, Finance & Administration

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Councilman
 Michael O'Brien

  (732) 222-8221


Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Committees: 
Chairman, Finance and Administration
Member,  Public Works & Engineering
Member, Parks and Recreation

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Council Member 
Thomas J. Tvrdik

(732) 804-0944

Term Expires: 12/31/2022

Committees: 
Chairman, Planning & Development 
Member, Finance & Administration
Member, Public Safety

 
COUNCIL COMMITTEES

PUBLIC SAFETY:

Police, Fire, First Aid, OEM, Cable & Technology

 

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION:

Finance, Administration, Capital Improvement, Insurance


PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT:

Planning Board, Economic Development, Ordinances, Utilities, Construction

 

PUBLIC WORKS & ENGINEERING:

Building & Grounds, Public Works, Engineering, Sanitation, Recycling

PARKS & RECREATIONS:

Parks and Recreation, Shade Tree, Seniors, Public Information, Special Events

 

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES:

Health Education, Coastal Drug Alliance, Flood Mitigation, Water Watch, Library, Environmental. Commission

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